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bobster

Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« Reply #8025 on: August 31, 2015, 08:43:37 pm »
Looks like both my NES need new 72 pins..... *sighs*
This is going to sound strange, but try the boiling method to repair the original 72 pins. It's worked great for me twice now!
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« Reply #8026 on: August 31, 2015, 08:49:35 pm »
Looks like both my NES need new 72 pins..... *sighs*
This is going to sound strange, but try the boiling method to repair the original 72 pins. It's worked great for me twice now!

I saw the video on that, but i didnt click it....
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bobster

Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« Reply #8027 on: August 31, 2015, 08:51:57 pm »
Looks like both my NES need new 72 pins..... *sighs*
This is going to sound strange, but try the boiling method to repair the original 72 pins. It's worked great for me twice now!

I saw the video on that, but i didnt click it....
If nothing else, what do you have to lose? If it makes it worse you were going to replace them anyways  :P
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« Reply #8028 on: August 31, 2015, 08:57:15 pm »
How long did you let it boil for?

Maybe ill make a video of me testing afterwords. And it with either go "yay bobster rocks" or " son of a ******!"
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bobster

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« Reply #8029 on: August 31, 2015, 08:59:01 pm »
How long did you let it boil for?

Maybe ill make a video of me testing afterwords. And it with either go "yay bobster rocks" or " son of a ******!"
hahaha I'm up for the scathing remarks!

I think I did like 5 minutes boil, put a cart you don't care about (like everyone's 8th copy of Super Mario) in and out of it a couple times, then repeat once more. The important part is to let it dry enough afterwords.
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« Reply #8030 on: August 31, 2015, 09:00:27 pm »
How long did you let it boil for?

Maybe ill make a video of me testing afterwords. And it with either go "yay bobster rocks" or " son of a ******!"
hahaha I'm up for the scathing remarks!

I think I did like 5 minutes boil, put a cart you don't care about (like everyone's 8th copy of Super Mario) in and out of it a couple times, then repeat once more. The important part is to let it dry enough afterwords.

I am gonna try Tuesday, i don't feel like taking it apart again today lol.
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« Reply #8031 on: August 31, 2015, 10:13:25 pm »
Decided to do it now...... Currently drying.....


Update: And nothing, still flashing on the first one. Havent tried on the other yet.
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« Reply #8032 on: September 01, 2015, 06:28:18 am »
"delicate"? :-\

us? :o
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bobster

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« Reply #8033 on: September 01, 2015, 07:29:33 am »
Decided to do it now...... Currently drying.....


Update: And nothing, still flashing on the first one. Havent tried on the other yet.
:(.

Have you cleaned the pins on the games too? At the very least run a q-tip with alcohol over them. I actually open my carts up and polish the connectors with Brasso.
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« Reply #8034 on: September 01, 2015, 08:19:47 am »
Decided to do it now...... Currently drying.....


Update: And nothing, still flashing on the first one. Havent tried on the other yet.
:(.

Have you cleaned the pins on the games too? At the very least run a q-tip with alcohol over them. I actually open my carts up and polish the connectors with Brasso.

Yes I did. Some games were pretty dirty. Anyway. I just ordered a new connector. Let's hope it works.
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kashell

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« Reply #8035 on: September 01, 2015, 08:29:08 am »
September 1st already...

I can't believe how fast 2015 is flying. Before you know it Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas will be distant memories. That said, this has been a marvelous year so far.
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« Reply #8036 on: September 01, 2015, 08:31:33 am »
September 1st already...

I can't believe how fast 2015 is flying. Before you know it Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas will be distant memories. That said, this has been a marvelous year so far.

I can't believe I'm a senior in college already! It really flew by for me.  :o
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« Reply #8037 on: September 01, 2015, 08:50:07 am »
September 1st already...

I can't believe how fast 2015 is flying. Before you know it Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas will be distant memories. That said, this has been a marvelous year so far.

I can't believe I'm a senior in college already! It really flew by for me.  :o

Enjoy every moment. My senior year in undergrad was a blast. It was over after I blinked. @_@
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« Reply #8038 on: September 01, 2015, 08:58:43 am »
Looks like both my NES need new 72 pins..... *sighs*

No it doesn't.  The OG ones are the best you'll ever find.  You just need to rehab them.  The boiling method gets rid of dirt pretty well, but it doesn't always bring it back to life.

Get a sewing needle and bend each of the little pins on the connector up just a little.  It'll make better contact with the game and probably work the first time every time.  I've done this on dozens of NES's.  I've never had one that it didn't work on. 

Clean it with rubbing alcohol on a q-tip or a old t-shirt wrapped around a credit card.  It sounds weird, but I promise you it will work.

The after market 72pin's are stiffer and are rough on carts.  But that's just my opinion.


kashell

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« Reply #8039 on: September 01, 2015, 09:35:31 am »
Interesting techniques. If I start buying NES games again, I'll be sure to keep that trick in mind.

In other news, we decided we'll board the cat during my family's visit in November. Hopefully it doesn't f*** her up too much. XD
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